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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Prepare structural steelwork detail drawings for the fabrication of assemblies for multi-storey buildings 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114214  Prepare structural steelwork detail drawings for the fabrication of assemblies for multi-storey buildings 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Civil Engineering Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Civil Engineering Construction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Identify different types of assemblies, prepare drawing layouts, set out points and measurements, lay out assemblies for detailing and identify types of connections for assemblies when preparing structural steelwork detail drawings for the fabrication of assemblies for multi-storey buildings in accordance with design calculations and specifications.

The contribution to The National Skills Development Strategy is the key developmental interface between learners and new competencies to be achieved.

The competence of detailing structural steelwork assemblies for fabrication of multi-storey buildings complements the associated competencies contained in this qualification and contributes to the development of a professional community of Structural Steel Draughtsmen who are able to transfer the traditional manual competencies acquired at the drawing board into the new technological arena of computer-aided drawing production.

The above statement further supports the notion of portability of skills and transformation within industry in that the traditional competencies of critical evaluation and organised layout of each assembly when applied to new and changing technologies will lead to the production of computer-aided detail drawings that ensure Occupational Health and Safety and cost-effective production is enhanced through a keen application of attention to detail. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
The following knowledge, skills attitude and/or equivalent:
  • Mathematical numeracy (geometry and trigonometry) at NQF Level 4 or equivalent
  • Draughting skills (freehand and 3-dimensional)
  • Communication (written and verbal) at NQF Level 4 or equivalent
  • Basic computer literacy - NQF Level 3
  • The learner will have mastered the competencies associated with detailing structural steelwork assemblies for heavy industrial buildings 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Learners should be capable of preparing structural steelwork detail drawings for the fabrication of assemblies for multi storey buildings by either manual detailing or two-dimensional computer aided drawing computer programme.

    Range of assemblies for fabrication of multi storey buildings includes but is not limited to:
  • Columns
  • Plate girders (including girders with shear studs for composite action)
  • Beams (including beams with shear studs for composite action)
  • Bracing
  • Rafters
  • Trusses
  • Lattice Girders
  • Lift Shafts

    Specifications and project requirements include but are not limited to: design requirements, client technical specifications, clearances, similar assemblies, levels, corrosion protection including special considerations for galvanised assemblies such as breather and drain holes.

    Strength checks for connection components include but are not limited to: shear strength, bearing strength, bolt strength and welding strength. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify different types of assemblies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Individual assemblies on the general arrangement drawing are identified and described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Related assemblies are located on the general arrangement drawing and described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Member section sizes of all assemblies are identified and described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Clearance, fitting and connection requirements are identified and described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare layouts for drawing detailed assemblies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Client requirements are identified from project specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Assemblies to be detailed are identified from the general arrangement drawings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Drawing sheet sizes are determined and selected. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Scales of measurement for drawing assemblies are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Assembly placement on the drawing sheet is determined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Assembly marks are pre-determined. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Set out points and measurements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Principal setting out points and grid lines are identified from general arrangement drawings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Setting out points for individual assemblies are calculated in accordance with principal setting out points and grid lines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Clearances are determined from setting out points and member sizes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Connection parameters are set out in accordance with member sizes and clearances. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Assembly interfaces and connections are compared with adjacent assemblies. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Lay out assemblies for detailing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Connection strengths are calculated in accordance with design requirements and requirements of SABS 0162-1: 1993 and SABS0162-2: 1993. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Connections are compared against adjacent interfaces. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Assemblies are checked and verified against specifications and project requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Assembly components are drawn to view and scale. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. All holes are drawn to location, diameter and scale in accordance with the standard practice specified in SABS 0111. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Weld types and sizes are represented by appropriate weld symbols in accordance with AWS D1.1. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Views and sections are projected to third angle projection standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Material and bolt location lists for assembly components are compiled. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Identify types of connections for assemblies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Force requirements for connection design are identified from design calculations and specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Parameters for connection types are identified and selected i.e. weld or bolt. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Strength checks for connection components are conducted in accordance with SABS 0162 (Parts 1-2). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Connections are detailed in accordance with required strengths. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the CETA - ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the CETA - ETQA.
  • CETA - ETQA or other ETQA`s, who have a Memorandum of Understanding in place with CETA-ETQA, would be responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Structural Steel Section Tables
  • Lift and lift guides
  • Plate girders (including girders with shear studs for composite action)
  • Beams (including beams with shear studs for composite action)
  • Interface connections with concrete core 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria:

    Outcome: Prepare layouts for drawing detailed assemblies.
    Assessment Criteria:
  • Drawing sheet sizes are determined and selected.
  • Assembly placement on the drawing sheet is determined.
  • Assembly marks are pre-determined.

    Outcome: Lay out assemblies for detailing.
    Assessment Criteria:
  • Connections are compared against adjacent interfaces. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria:

    Outcome: Identify different types of assemblies.
    All Assessment Criteria.

    Outcome: Prepare layouts for drawing detailed assemblies.
    Assessment Criteria:
  • Client requirements are identified from project specifications.
  • Assemblies to be detailed are identified from the general arrangement drawings.
  • Scales of measurement for drawing assemblies are identified.

    Outcome: Identify types of connections for assemblies.
    Assessment Criteria:
  • Force requirements for connection design are identified from design calculations and specifications.
  • Parameters for connection types are identified and selected i.e. weld or bolt.

    Outcome: Set out points and measurements.
    Assessment Criteria:
  • Principal setting out points and grid lines are determined from general arrangement drawings.
  • Connection parameters are set out in accordance with member sizes and clearances.

    Outcome: Lay out assemblies for detailing.
    Assessment Criteria:
  • Assemblies are checked and verified against specifications and project requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome and Assessment Criteria:

    Outcome: Lay out assemblies for detailing.
    Assessment Criteria:
  • Material and bolt location lists for assembly components are compiled. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria:

    Outcome: Set out points and measurements.
    Assessment Criteria:
  • Setting out points for individual assemblies are calculated in accordance with principal setting out points and grid lines.
  • Clearances are determined from setting out points and member sizes.
  • Assembly interfaces and connections are compared with adjacent assemblies.

    Outcome: Lay out assemblies for detailing.
    Assessment Criteria:
  • Connection strengths are calculated in accordance with design requirements and requirements of SABS Code 0162 -1: 1993 and SABS Code 0162 -2: 1993).
  • Assembly components are drawn to view and scale.
  • All holes are drawn to location, diameter and scale in accordance with the standard practice specified in SABS 0111.
  • Weld types and sizes are represented by appropriate weld symbols in accordance with AWS D1.1.
  • Views and sections are projected to third angle projection standards.

    Outcome: Identify types of connections for assemblies.
    Assessment Criteria:
  • Strength checks for connection components are conducted in accordance with SABS 0162 (Parts 1-2).
  • Connections are detailed in accordance with required strengths. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Credits:

    Total hours required by the learner to achieve the required outcomes:

    Classroom learning: 30
    On-the-job learning: 60
    Total: 90 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48636   National Diploma: Structural Steelwork Detailing  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Academic Institute of Excellence 
    2. AFRICAN ACAD.FOR COM.ASSIS.ENGINEERING 
    3. African Academey for the Built Environment NPC 
    4. centurion akademie 
    5. SAISC/DSE School of Draughting 



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